Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions

On the final competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships, Russia claimed two more gold medals – winning all four disciplines – including a podium sweep by the women and a one-two by the ice dancers. In her first competition as Russian national champion, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva captured the European title in herContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions”

Mark Kondratiuk wins 2022 European title; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance in Tallinn

The 2022 European Figure Skating Championships continued on Friday in Tallinn, Estonia and determined a new champion in the men’s discipline, as well as began the ice dance event with the favorites securely in the top three. Fresh off of his victory at the Russian Championships last month, 18-year-old Mark Kondratiuk performed two personal bestContinue reading “Mark Kondratiuk wins 2022 European title; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance in Tallinn”

Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the figure skaters who will participate at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships – scheduled to take place from January 10 to 16 in Tallinn, Estonia. Women Kamila ValievaAlexandra TrusovaAnna Shcherbakova Men Mark KondratiukMikhail KolyadaEvgeni Semenenko Pairs Anastasia Mishina & Aleksandr GalliamovAleksandra Boikova & Dmitrii KozlovskiiEvgenia Tarasova &Continue reading “Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced”

Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title

On the second day of the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships, the much awaited women’s event commenced – which will be a major criteria to help determine the three Russian women who will participate at the upcoming Winter Olympics – while the men’s and ice dance disciplines decided new national champions. 2020 World Junior championContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title”

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals before free dance

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Friday that, prior to their free dance performance, reigning World champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov have withdrawn from the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships due to an injury. Katsalapov sustained an injury during training. The ice dancers were leading the ice dance discipline after the rhythmContinue reading “Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals before free dance”

Evgeni Semenenko leads after short program; reigning World champions lead pairs’ and ice dance disciplines at Russian Nationals

The Russian Figure Skating Championships kicked off in Saint Petersburg on Thursday with the men’s, the ice dance, and the pairs’ disciplines – Evgeni Semenenko presented a clean short program and leads a close men’s competition, while the favorites are at the top of the standings in the pairs’ and ice dance events. Last season’sContinue reading “Evgeni Semenenko leads after short program; reigning World champions lead pairs’ and ice dance disciplines at Russian Nationals”

Kamila Valieva breaks more world records, Morisi Kvitelashvili wins first ISU Grand Prix Series gold medal in Russia

During the sixth, and final, stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series in Russia – the 2021 Rostelecom Cup – world records were shattered, a first time winner was found in the men’s event, and reigning world champions dominantly secured their places at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final in Japan.Continue reading “Kamila Valieva breaks more world records, Morisi Kvitelashvili wins first ISU Grand Prix Series gold medal in Russia”

Kamila Valieva sets world record short program score, Kazuki Tomono leads men’s event at ISU Grand Prix stage in Russia

At the sixth, and final, stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series in Russia – the 2021 Rostelecom Cup – a new world record was set by Kamila Valieva; Kazuki Tomono continued a successful season by Japanese men; Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin lead over the reigning World champions; Victoria SinitsinaContinue reading “Kamila Valieva sets world record short program score, Kazuki Tomono leads men’s event at ISU Grand Prix stage in Russia”

Shoma Uno lands four quads to run away with NHK Trophy title, Kaori Sakamoto takes gold in women’s event

On the second day of the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Japan – the 2021 NHK Trophy – none of the medal positions changed from the short programs as Japanese figure skaters won gold in the men’s and women’s disciplines, while Russian figure skaters took gold inContinue reading “Shoma Uno lands four quads to run away with NHK Trophy title, Kaori Sakamoto takes gold in women’s event”

Shoma Uno leads at NHK Trophy after short program, Kaori Sakamoto first as no Russians in women’s event

At the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Japan – the 2021 NHK Trophy, Japanese figure skaters performed well in their home event – taking the lead in both the men’s and women’s disciplines. Following the withdrawal, due to an injury, by Yuzuru Hanyu – the top remainingContinue reading “Shoma Uno leads at NHK Trophy after short program, Kaori Sakamoto first as no Russians in women’s event”